In-page links

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edited February 2008 in Feature Requests

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  • redstar
    redstar
    Posts: 119
    So I was trolling around wikipedia and the d20srd (www.d20srd.org) and noticed a pretty useful feature that seemed to be lacking on the wikis: in-page linking (or at least that's what I'm gonna call it).

    Here is an example:
    "Notice how this link jumps to the section of the page 'Fatigue' is found at?":http://www.d20srd.org/srd/conditionSummary.htm#fatigued

    "...While this link only takes you to the page, without jumping you.":http://www.d20srd.org/srd/conditionSummary.htm

    I think this would be really useful for those pages which contain multiple sections, like for example, "my history":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/fogdown/wiki/campaign-web/fogdown-history page is divided into different 'republics'. When linking to the page, it would be useful if I could jump users to the exact spot where the information I refer to is found.

    On wikipedia, I think this is done by way of indexing feature (i.e. "==section==")

    Anyways, what do people think?
  • mcoorlim
    Posts: 39
    Can you do it with html anchor tags?
  • FemmeLegion
    FemmeLegion
    Posts: 521
    I tried that for one of my pages for "The Vale", and alas, it did not work that I could see.
  • Charsen
    Charsen
    Posts: 85
    I would find this very helpful as well, but like FemmeLegion, I couldn't get it to work... So for now I am just going to make new wiki pages instead of anchors, I suppose.
  • mcoorlim
    Posts: 39
    Yeah, that's perhaps the one feature I'd most like to see...
  • DMaple
    DMaple
    Posts: 63
    You could probably cheat using the footnotes feature of the wiki. But yes within page links would be nice.
  • Micah
    Micah
    Posts: 894
    I believe it should be possible with anchor tags...but upon a little testing it seems not to work.

    I'm surprised Textile formatting does not support anchors in this manner.

    I'll put this on the todo list and see if I can't come up with something.

    Good request, keep them coming.
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